Born in 1985 in Riga, Latvia. Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Evita Vasiljeva makes site-specific sculptures and installations that capture moments of transformation. Vasiljeva grounds her nomadic work process by repurposing exhibition spaces as studio environments for experimentation. Working with naturebased materials that have undergone human interventions like metal, soap, fabric, rubber, wood, and concrete, Vasiljeva responds to the dimensions, forms, colors, and light conditions present in exhibition sites and their surroundings, and uses them to fix her installations within their local contexts. Viewers encounter Vasilejva’s works in states of seemingly unfinished suspension. Her massive yet delicate structural frames open up like portals to other dimensions: materializations of thoughts and impulses with unresolved conclusions.